A Celebration of Life and Legacy – Keith Goldstein

October 3, 2016

Keith Goldstein
Kristin Phillips, KCSN news anchor, and Keith S. Goldstein, KCSN News director, accept a Golden Mike award for "Best Newscast-More than 15 minutes" in division B.


A campus celebration is planned on Oct. 16 to honor longtime KCSN News Director Keith Goldstein's 30-year legacy in CSUN journalism education and the news profession.


Goldstein, 62, respected longtime Journalism Department staff and faculty member, passed away on May 18, from complications of influenza. His family held private services shortly after his death.


The Journalism Department faculty and staff and his daughter, Katy Goldstein of Folsom, CA, are collaborating on the tribute, from 2-4 p.m., in the Music Recital Hall at CSUN (Cypress Hall 158) and adjoining courtyard.


Goldstein was honored in 2015 for his contributions to journalism education as a Distinguished Journalist by the Los Angeles professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


He often referred to himself as an "old-school journalist." And, he devoted his life to teaching CSUN students the all-important foundational skills needed in the workplace. Many of his former students can be heard on local/regional broadcast outlets and include those who also teach or have taught in the Journalism program.


Dozens of tributes from alumni and local/regional journalists circulated on social media, following his death. Also, local media outlets and others reported on Goldstein's career and his deep commitment to the legions of Journalism students he taught since joining the department in 1987.


See links to these reports and a CSUN appreciation by Jorge Martin, department alumnus and university communications director:


For more information about the celebration, contact the Journalism Department at 818-677-3135.